UC-Santa Barbara vs. San Francisco - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (1-0) at UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (0-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)
The Line: UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Dons and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at The Thunderdome.
The San Francisco Dons look for a quick 2-0 start after beating UIC on Friday. The San Francisco Dons are averaging 82 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Ronnie Boyce is averaging 28 points and two assists while Nate Renfro is averaging 12 points and four rebounds. Mladen Djordjevic is dishing four assists and Chase Foster is grabbing 11 rebounds. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Francisco Dons are allowing 47.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The San Francisco Dons have split their last eight road games.
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos look for a bounce back performance after losing to Omaha on Saturday. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 60 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 40 percent shooting. Gabe Vincent is averaging 12 points and four assists while Ami Lakoju is averaging 12 points and six rebounds. Eric Childress is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Terrell is dishing four assists. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 21.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have won four of their last five home games.
The Dons are 38-18-1 ATS in their last 57 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Gauchos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Dons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos should be able to use their loss to Omaha as motivation for this contest, as this is a team that usually plays very well at home and has good leadership despite being a young team overall. This is a much tougher test for San Francisco and I'm not sure its good enough defensively to pass it on the road. I'll take the Gauchos and the reasonable chalk.